Current News

Senior David Rau Places 2nd at the LSU Undergraduate Research Conference

Congratulations to geology and geophysics senior David Rau for placing second at the LSU Undergraduate Research Conference sponsored by the LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives. David worked alongside Dr. Sophie Warny and PhD student Marie Thomas on his poster: "Comparison of HF and non-HF Palynological Techniques: A case study on Modern Sediments from the Gulf of Papua."

MS and PhD opportunities in Geology and Geophysics

The department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University invites applicants for graduate studies in both the MS and PhD programs. In particular, students interested in Geophysics, Palynology, and Antartic Climate & Ecology are being sought by our faculty. Click View More below to learn more about the application process and these opportunities.  

Live Oak Dedicated to Arnold Bouma

One of LSU's stately live oak trees has been dedicated to the memory of Dr. Arnold Bouma. A group of his former students along with his family celebrated the dedication on October 8, 2014 with a small ceremony and luncheon in his honor. 

Dr. Peter Doran Joins LSU Geology & Geophysics

We are pleased to announce Dr. Peter Doran will be joining the Department of Geology & Geophysics as the first holder of the John Franks Endowed Chair. Dr. Doran comes to the department from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he served as Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

New Updates to "Old" Howe Russell

Thanks to a Louisiana Board of Regents grant, the lobby and hallway of the "Old" Howe Russell Kniffen Building has been given a fresh update complete with new furniture, displays, and more geoscience themed exhibits. The grant came to department through the hard work of Associate Professors Phil Bart and Sophie Warny, who championed the renovation.